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eESI’s Practical Tips For Managers Podcast Asks: Why is HR So Hard?

If you operate a small business you may already know the answer to the question, why is HR so hard? Each year, new federal, state and municipal laws are passed that affect how businesses large and small handle employment matters. From the moment you hire your first employee and even during the hiring process, various […]

Have You Heard? eESI’s HR issues for small businesses podcast series is a summer hit

This summer has been a busy one here at eESI. We’ve been busy supporting our partners with employee training, payroll services, benefits administration and more. Plus, to keep you up to date and in the loop, we added several new episodes to our podcast series on HR issues for small businesses. Have you heard it […]

Podcast: Practical HR Tips for Managers, part 2 – The Reluctant Manager

Sometimes your HR team isn’t the first to become aware of employee complaints about harassment and discrimination. Instead, employees look to managers and supervisors for support. Is your management team prepared? In Managers: What You Should Do When an Employee Reports Harassment, employment attorney Janine Yancey tells Fast Company’s Lydia Dishman that employees experiencing harassment or […]

eESI Podcast: What Does Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Mean for Small Businesses

Austin’s new ‘paid sick leave’ ordinance (and a similar ordinance passed recently in San Antonio) requires all area businesses to provide ‘paid sick leave’ to their employees.  Though the amount of annual paid sick leave, and the implementation dates vary according to company size, the ordinance impacts every employer in these areas.  Originally scheduled to […]

Podcast: Why you need online training

 Are you familiar with the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Well, some things never change. While some employers may view workforce training programs as nothing more than the cost of doing business, a quality ongoing training program can actually be one of your business’s most important assets. […]

eESI’s Easy Working Capital – A New Small Business Funding Solution

It’s a common problem facing small businesses–how to finance growth while maintaining adequate cash reserves. In Cash is King: Why Small Businesses Should Care About Cash-Flow Management, Forbes contributor Eliot Buchanan cites a JPMorgan Chase study which indicates that most small businesses have less than a 30-day buffer of cash on hand to cover their […]

Why Outsourcing HR is a Smart Choice for Small Business

If you are a small business owner with more than one employee, then you know that as soon as you make that first hire things can get complicated. From training to compliance, growing your business by adding employees means taking on more responsibilities. That’s probably why outsourcing HR is so popular, particularly with small businesses. […]

eESI – June 2018 – National Safety Month – PODCASTS – Sexual Harassment – Workplace Safety | End of the Traditional Manager

June is National Safety Month.  This month we’ve created several podcasts dedicated to helping employers ensure their workers are safe.   In addition, Gallup released a report on the ‘End of the Traditional Manager;’ Hubspot created a list of the ‘Best Productivity Apps’; and, we keep you up to date on recent court rulings affecting HR. […]

eESI Podcast: Preventing Sexual Harassment with Karla Saenz

  This week on the eESI podcast the topic is sexual harassment. It seems like employers and Congress are finally getting serious about making workplaces a safe place for everyone. Many of us are asking, “What took so long?”   If you’ve wondered what your business needs to know to prevent sexual harassment from taking […]

MAY 2018 – VOLUNTARY BENEFITS – WORKPLACE SAFETY – SUCCESSFUL SALES SECRETS

As we welcome the month of May, eESI takes a moment to ponder the news and resources that shaped our opinions in April.  From using voluntary benefits to win the hiring game to keeping your workers safe, here’s what you may have missed.    Using voluntary benefits to win talent in a tight labor market […]